posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 06:26 PM
reply to post by SM2
I'm pretty sure that they dumb it down, not because they're dumb themselves, but because the average person (like me!!) doesn't know the
difference. I'm assuming Arctic blast would be the correct term? I don't know.
Not to be nit pickey, but to correct the inaccurate information put out there, and to bring things back to a truthful, non sensationalized reality.
All this "arctic blast" talk is just a way to make a COLD FRONT seem more extreme, just like all the "temperatures" they are reporting are the
temperatures with wind chill factored in.
So, to recap, the Polar Vortex is ALWAYS present, every day of every year, it is constantly there. It isn't some freak storm. An "arctic blast" is
a cold front, just like the hundreds of them you have seen in your life time. Wind chill numbers are not the real temperatures.
Now, a more accurate representation would be....
Due to a wobbly polar vortex that is a result of an slight deviation of the polar night jet (the jet stream) caused by some strong weather systems in
the northern hemisphere, we will see a significant cold front move across North America similar to the previous front that carried below normal
temperatures and higher than usual snowfall.
sorry that representation doesn't play into any personal agendas, but it is the truth.